When Andy Carroll returns from his vacation from the states next week, the reports in London say that he’s expected to make a decision on his future.
Andy Carroll – will commit to West Ham next week?
And the likelihood is that he will take the offer West Ham have on the table for him, with little chance that Newcastle are still interested in him, after a massive fee of £15M was agreed between West Ham and Liverpool for the England striker.
Newcastle will not match the fee, and they will also not match the wages the Hammers are rumored to be willing to pay Andy – said to be around £100K/week.
That’s an awful lot of money to pay for player who spends more time than most in the treatment room with various injuries each season.
Andy has been holding out accepting the Hammers’ offer, hoping that his home town club would come in – but reading the tea-leaves, that is simply not going to happen.
Andy will have little choice but to move to east London, where he will get lots of games, and a chance to make the England squad for the World Cup next June, although that’s always assuming England will qualify – which is not a certainty.
Andy is out injured for three to four months with s heel injury picked up in the last game of the season, , and the 24 year-old will not be fit to play until sometime in September, and he’s coming off an injury ravaged season in London last season.
Newcastle sold Andy to Liverpool in January of 2011 for a massive £35M, cash up front, but as so often happens he has not had the success at Liverpool or West Ham that he enjoyed at Newcastle.
But it seems he will have few options but to sign up for West Ham and become a Geordie in London, but West Ham are a very good club with great fan support, something he got used to when he was growing up in Gateshead, as a Newcastle supporter.
What do you think?
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